13 Best Masterpieces of Victorian Architecture

6. Palm House, Kew gardens

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One of the most notable and popular iron and glass structure happens to be the palm house in the Kew gardens. It is a very popular tourist spot and a very iconic example of Victorian architecture. Decimus Burton and Richard Turner were the men behind the the Palm house, which till date leaves people awestruck. It is a first of its kind because it has been built by wrought iron, without any columns for support. Built in the 1840s, it is a greenhouse with tropical and subtropical palms inside it.

7. Osborne House

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This structure which now serves as a museum for the Royal family, happens to be one of Queen Victoria’s favorite abode. Designed by Prince Albert himself, this structure was created by Thomas Cubitt in the mid-19th century. It is a fine example of Italianate architecture, and Queen Victoria loved retreating to this place with her husband. In fact, she lived their during her widowhood and even died there in the year 1901.

8. Cliveden

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Three houses have been built on this site. The first house which was built in 1666 and burnt down in 1795, the second house was built in 1824 and destroyed in the 1849 fire. So the then owner of the property George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, hired Charles Barry to rebuild the house in 1851. The structure has an Italianate structure and is a very popular tourist destination; it is also popular because of the Profumo affair. This is an example of the classic 19th century architecture. In the 1980s, the place was converted into a beautiful luxury hotel.

9. Carson mansion

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The beautiful Carson Mansion is a fine example of a typical Victorian house. Located at Eureka, Old town in California, it happens to be a prime example of the American Queen Anne style architecture. This style was really popular in America during the 19th and 20th century. Samuel and Joseph Cather Newsom were the men behind this structure, and it was built for an entrepreneur in America, William Carson. The sad part is that the house is not open for public visit.

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10. Postcard Row

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The Postcard Row, happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a range of differently colored houses. These rows of houses look absolutely picture perfect; they were built in the 1890s by Matthew Kavanaugh and are located in San Francisco. After the 1906 earthquake, most of these houses were destroyed and were later remodeled and repainted in the following decade.